1039 SOUTH BIG BEND BLVD. | RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO 63117 | 314-452-2392
Meet Our Trainers

michaelB. Michael Aiello: Owner/MS, SIEP, USATF Link to LinkedIn.

“Success is not final, failure isn’t fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

A former U.S. Marine, Michael brings years of experience to help you achieve all your goals. He has worked with hockey, soccer, basketball, football players, and wrestlers. In addition to training cross country and track and field athletes for over 20 years. He has worked with individuals of all types…from fitness novices to competitive athletes.

Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Athletic Administration. He also holds certifications from USATF and SIEP and is a Proctor for the National Personal Training test in all 50 States.

What makes Mike different from other trainers is his ability to motivate you. What you think is impossible…Mike makes possible! These aspects combined have made Michael on of the city’s BEST Personal Trainers and Coaches.

JonathanJonathan Peck: Owner/NASM, USAPL, Lead TrainerLink to LinkedIn.

“Life isn’t about Finding Yourself. Life is about CREATING Yourself.”

A native of Oklahoma, Jonathan moved to St. Louis to fulfill his dream of being a world class Personal Trainer. As a former basketball, track and cross country athlete, he brings a solid fitness background to the table. With all these tools and with his positive energy and imaginative style…Jonathan creates amazing workouts which serve to make you better each and every day. On your first visit to Lionheart, Jonathan will guide you through a series of fitness test in order to build you a workout tailored to your individual goals.

Matt Harden

Matthew Harden: ISSALink to LinkedIn.

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

As a personal trainer, Matthew incorporates a number of viewpoints into training his clients to help reach their goals and see results. Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in biology, 5 years of personal training experience, and a number of other skills including, stretching, nutrition, sprinting, hurdling, and rehabilitation. These experiences were honed working with all ages from children through the retired population. While working with Matthew, he will ensure safety and understanding by teaching proper technique and progressing at the unique pace of each individual client. Whatever your goals, Matthew will support you with his intelligence, humor, and experience to get you there.

PatrickPatrick Orbin: USATF

“Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher.”

A soccer player, swimmer, competitive runner and Gaelic Football Player, Patrick has built an amazing fitness resume over the years. His USATF Certification and years of athletic competition have molded Patrick into a real up and comer in the fitness industry. Patrick merges his friendly and outgoing personality with his vast knowledge and experience in sports to make you Lionheart Fit, Lionheart Strong and ready to tackle anything.

 Julie MurphyJulie Murphy: NASM Certified Trainer, Cycling Instructor

“If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.”

Julie Murphy has been coaching individuals and teams since 2002 and instructing spinning since 2013. Whether working with 1 client or a group, she will come up with ways to challenge and motivate you. Whether your goal is toning, strengthening, weight loss or training for a race, Julie will create a workout focused on helping you achieve that as quickly as possible!

If cardio and a strong core is your goal Julie’s cycling classes are an efficient way to get a high intensity, low impact cardio workout followed by 10 minutes of killer core work. While listening to a playlist choreographed to make your ride go by quickly, you will push through 12-20 miles (600-1200 calories) of sprints, hills, climbs and core work.

As a certified coach, NASM certified fitness & nutrition specialist, lifelong athlete and healthy foodie, Julie is prepared to help you achieve your strongest and heathiest self!

 Ryan Wood: NASM Certified Trainer, Cycling Instructor

“You don’t get that ass you want by sitting on it.”

Ryan has been an avid fitness buff ever since a college professor told him that he would never get a job unless he started working out and getting in shape. Active and athletic from an early age, he approaches training from a sport and dance background. Ryan toured and performed for 14 years all over the world as a professional dancer. The self-discipline and focus created by the cutthroat entertainment industry has powered his healthy lifestyle and drive to always push himself harder. Quickly within meeting him you’ll realize he is someone who lives out his passion for life in all that he does. He brings an intense but fun high-energy class created for urban athletes who sweat with swagger and never sacrifice style for function.

Ryan enjoys crossfit, yoga, running, free diving, downhill skiing, rock climbing, and hiking. When he’s not on the bike you can find him walking his golden doodle, Emerson.

Amber Leighton: Cycling Instructor

Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.”

Amber has avidly pursued many different fitness challenges through the course of her life. She has a back ground in running, swimming, cycling, and wrestling. She currently competes in triathlons and challenges herself with trail running. She hopes to share and spread her love of cycling to everyone that takes her cycling class by providing an intense, fun cycling/core workout. Focusing first on strength training on the bike followed by an intense core workout.
Spreading the joy of getting fit while having fun is Amber’s goal when you take her class.